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Manchester City should learn the result of UEFA's investigation into claims they breached Financial Fair Play rules by the middle of this month.

European football's governing body launched a probe after hacked emails were published in German newspaper Der Spiegel, with allegations City had falsely inflated the value of a sponsorship deal to mislead UEFA.

City, whose officials went to a meeting in Switzerland late last month for an update, strongly deny the claims.

Manchester City should learn the result of UEFA’s investigation into claims they breached Financial Fair Play rules by the middle of this month

Manchester City should learn the result of UEFA's investigation into claims they breached Financial Fair Play rules by the middle of this month

Should UEFA find the club guilty. City could be thrown out of the Champions League. In that case, the club would almost certainly appeal.

The investigation has been delayed, with City previously failing in a bid to have the Court of Arbitration for Sport throw it out.

Beeb golf hit by The Cuts

The BBC have cut podcast The Cut — another nail in the coffin of golf on the public service broadcaster. Presumably of a mind that the excellent programme does not fit with their obsession of targeting an under 35s audience (who are apparently only interested in dumbed-down twaddle), bosses have made their latest questionable move.

It should come as no surprise, given the Beeb's wanton neglect of a sport that remains popular with huge numbers of licence-payers.

Indeed, 2020 is the first year since 1955 when there is no live golf on BBC TV. The Cut, hosted by the brilliant pairing of Iain Carter and Andrew Cotter, will be missed.

A spokesperson for the broadcaster said the move had been made following a 'regular review of podcast performance'.

They claimed the Beeb 'provide extensive golf coverage throughout the year on 5 Live', including live commentary from the Open and the Ryder Cup.

BBC have decided to cut more of their golf coverage by getting rid of one of their podcasts

BBC have decided to cut more of their golf coverage by getting rid of one of their podcasts

Straight Outta Miami 

David Beckham may have been better off naming his new franchise Outta Miami rather than Inter Miami. The former man's MLS franchise play their first home game of the season in March in Fort Lauderdale — about 30 miles to the north — because of an ongoing legal battle over plans to build a stadium in the city.

To be fair to Beckham and co-owner Jorge Mas, the pair have shelled out to knock down the old Lockhart Stadium and build a 19,000-capacity home and training base from scratch.

Work only started in July and, with the majority of seats now in, the site — formerly home to the now-defunct Miami Fusion — is ready for the visit of Beckham's old side, LA Galaxy, for the March 14 clash. The club hope to build a £730million, 26,000-capacity home on a site next to Miami airport, with Lockhart continuing to be used as a training base and the stadium used to host internationals and potentially a women's team.

David Beckham's MLS franchise play their first home game of the season in Fort Lauderdale

David Beckham's MLS franchise play their first home game of the season in Fort Lauderdale

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